Joseph Smith - 1805-1844 - Mormon founder.
Joseph Smith


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Brigham Young - 1801-1877 Early Mormon leader.Brigham Young

Mormon Historical

   Orville M. Allen
   Ezra T. Benson
   Oliver Cowdery
   Orson Hyde
   Alexander Hunter
   J. E. Johnson
   Thomas L. Kane
   Heber C. Kimball
   Jesse Little
   Amasa Lyman
   Henry W. Miller
   James Murdock
   John Neff
   Orson Pratt
   Parley P. Pratt
   Dr. Willard Richards
   George A. Smith
   Joseph Smith
   Mary Fielding Smith
   Hyrum Smith
   Allan Taylor
   John Taylor
   Jacob Weber, Sr.
   Lyman Wight
   Wilford Woodruff
   Brigham Young



The Mormons* more than any people helped to cause settlement on the western side of the Missouri.  Their settlement in the Florence area was a difficult period, and many died as a result.

The Mormons first arrived at the Missouri River starting in 1846, and settled for a brief period before traveling on, with the majority being the Winter of 1846/1847.   A large number of the Mormons moved on to the Great Salt Lake Valley in 1848.

From 1846 to 1853, the area was mostly populated by the Mormons.  Even though after 1853 the area was no longer predominantly Mormon, the Mormons continued to be settled in the surrounding areas as late as 1859 or 1860.

There is so much to learn about the Mormon contribution to local history, the information has been broken down into several pages.  To best learn and understand the full story, start at the top; you can choose 'Next' at the end of each page.  'T.O.C.'' returns to this page.  The side menu listing all pages will be displayed on each page.

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  1. History
  2. Nauvoo Exodus
  3. First Ferry
  4. Grand Encampment
  5. Mormon Battalion
  6. Nauvoo War Victims
  7. Cold Spring Camp
  8. Cutler's Park
  9. Winter Quarters Part I
  10. Florence Mill
  11. Second Ferry
  12. Winter Quarters Part II
  13. Advance Company
  14. The Mormon Trail
  15. Kanesville the Town
  16. Kanesville Tabernacle
  17. Winter Quarters Part III
  18. Continued Passing
  19. Winter Quarters Part IV


Mormon Cemetery
Mormon Cemetery
"Winter Quarters"

Visit the Kanesville Tabernacle page of places to visit on the Latter-day Saints website.
Kanesville Tabernacle
"Early Mormon Tabernacle"

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